The following is a list of publications,
articles, movies, t.v., etc., that have featured Born-Again Boards or its owner.
July 2008 issue. Nice picture of Tom and Sandy Small's
very rare 1947 Ford Sportsman convertible woodie with a Born-Again Boards
wooden board sticking out of the back seat. See page 25.
Nice plug for Born-Again Boards in the June 2007 edition
with Laird on the cover. The article suggests riding a redwood at the North
Jetty; this is simply a death wish. Do not try this at home or at the Jetty.
Public Radio Interview on KQED in San Francisco, August 1st 2003. The California
Report Magazine's "Hang 10 on a Piece of 500-Year-Old Lumber,"
by Windy Butler of KHSU local radio.
of the Boards," The Press Democrat, Section D, May 13, 2003, by
George Lauer and Kent Porter. Story of Born-Again Boards.
Stormrider Guide North America, 2002. Photos of the 60s and mention
of Born-Again Boards shop in Eureka, CA.
The Surfer's Path (UK) "Doc Ball Kicks Out," Issue 29 Feb/March
2002, Bill Hoopes
Blake:The Uncommon Journey of a Pioneer Waterman, 2001, co-written by
Gary Lynch and Malcolm Gault-Williams and edited by Bill Hoopes with a story
by Bill of an adventure with Tom Blake and Doc Ball.
Magazine (Gentlemen's Quarterly) October issue, 2001. Born-Again Boards.
Vanilla Sky (2001) Starring Tom Cruise and a Born-Again Boards' curly
redwood, released December 14, 2001.
"Surfing Old Growth," Eureka CA's Times Standard, 9 April
2001, by James Tressler. Story of Born-Again Boards.
Nalu Magazine 2000, No. 21 (Japan), article about finding, milling,
and using recycled lumber and logs to make 1930s replica surfboards, by Bill
The Surfers Journal, "A Turn of the Century Plank Reveals its
Tale," by Bill Hoopes, Volume Seven, Number Two. Marcus Leavitt's rare
two piece redwood plank and its restoration.
The Surfers Journal, "Born-Again Boards," in Undercurrents,
by Steve Pezman, Volume Six, Number Two.
Longboard Magazine, "Bill Hoopes' Frames of Reference,"
by Don Forthuber, Volume three, Number Four.
"Aligned with the Waves," The Northcoast Journal, Vol. 5,
Issue 8, August 1994
San Francisco Chronicle
Channel 3 News, "Spirit of the
Northcoast," November 1999. Born-Again Boards a featured business of
the Northcoast of California.
Two 10' 1930's boards (Redwood and pine; balsa and redwood) featured at New
York City's Polo Ralph Lauren store, 1997.
Los Angeles Times, "Trying to Keep a Surfing Secret,"
Nov. 9, 1996.
Barbara Surf Museum, 10' 1930s redwood and pine board.
North Carolina Surf Museum, 1930s 10' redwood and pine board.
City Surf Shop, Oregon, six foot Waikiki rental replica of 1930s Pacific Systems
Nalu Kai Surf Museum in Nags Head, 10' redwood.
Surfshop in Nags Head, redwood board.
Department Store, Kitty Hawk, 8'8" hotcurl.